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Cost Of Living Housing

Families falling short, even with Commonwealth rental assistance

A national coalition of welfare organisations has called on the Albanese Government to increase rent assistance payments by at least 50 per cent as more Australians seek financial assistance to pay for housing. Source: ABC News.

Housing Social Services

Catholic Social Services says housing crisis a nationwide disaster

Catholic Social Services Australia says the housing crisis is an Australian-wide disaster affecting everyone from the unemployed through to double-income families.


Australia’s rental crisis laid bare in damning report

Housing stress is on the rise in Australia, as tenants grapple with “unsustainable” rent increases that are outpacing wages. Source: The Guardian.


Almost one million affordable homes needed by 2041

Almost one million households, many in Sydney and Melbourne, face housing stress or living in unsuitable accommodation over the next two decades unless there is a ramp-up in community housing. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Housing New South Wales Social Services

Labor commits to protecting tenants as NSW rents skyrocket

Catholic Social Services Australia has welcomed plans by the New South Wales Labor to allow almost one million renters in the state to transfer their bonds from one property to the next in a major cost-of-living initiative.


One million homes to be built under accord

Treasurer Jim Chalmers will use tonight’s federal Budget to outline plans for a housing accord between governments and private industry to build up to one million homes, with a particular focus on affordable homes. Source: The Age.


Affordable housing laws will be ready ‘in next few months’

The first homes for essential workers and vulnerable Australians financed by Labor’s new housing fund will not have foundations dug and frames up until the end of next year. Source: The Age.

Housing Uncategorised

Charity House blessed as project looks to the future

Hobart Archbishop Julian Porteous has blessed land at Herdsmans Cove, Tasmania, with a house to be built on the land that will provide employment for young, vulnerable Tasmanians looking to enter the construction industry. Source: Hobart Archdiocese


Vinnies backs call for urgent reform of housing agreement

The St Vincent de Paul Society has backed the Productivity Commission’s call for urgent reform of the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement, which governs Commonwealth funding to the states for housing services.